Deepti Samadder's passion for musical numbers
Promising singer Deepti Samadder Dipu started learning music at the age of eight under the tutelage of noted Guru Patit Paban Natto. She took lessons from the guru for eight years. Besides, the artiste completed a four- year course in Nazrul Sangeet and Classical Music from Chhayanaut.
“I have also taken lessons in classical music from a Chhayanaut Guru Anup Barua. At present I am taking lessons from another Chhayanaut Guru Rezwan Ali,” says Dipu.
Under the label of Laser Vision, Dipu's first solo audio album “Money Porey Aaj”, featuring several Nazrul songs, has hit the audio market. Noted Indian musician Durbadal Chattopadhyay arranged and directed music for the album.
“Music is a great source of recreation. I have taken it as a challenge too. I was first baptized in Nazrul Sangeet and loved the genre a lot! Having conspicuous connotations of raga music in the genre, I try to seek harmony in it,” asserts the artiste.
Dipu, a banker (senior officer of Standard Chartered Bank) by profession, has a great passion for music. An enlisted Nazrul artiste of BTV, Dipu performs music on other private channels too.
The artiste feels that music is a vast ocean. “It is difficult to quit if one gets the taste of pure music. The way I serve customers through my banking profession, I want to help the lesser-fortunate with whatever little earnings I can make through music, as I am not a professional singer.”
Dipu thinks that Bangladesh is a fertile ground for promoting talent in classical music. Artistes have remarkably developed their skills in classical music over the generations. Bengal ITC-SRA Classical Music Festival 2012 was a great boost for classical artistes and the audience as well, she points out.
Born in Pirojpur, Dipu was raised in a musical family. Her parents -- Maya Samadder and late Chandra Kanta Samadder, along with her siblings, encouraged her greatly to enter the realm of music. Initially, Dipu faced a huge struggle; but now she is content with her musical progress. She acknowledges her husband Nabadwip Chandra Biswas' support in helping her pursue her passion for music. Her other interests are driving, cooking and entertaining near ones with delicious recipes and helping autistic children and the ultra poor.